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ELI MANNING HAS SURGERY ON ANKLE

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Giants QB Eli Manning is going to start the offseason training program with a surgically repaired left ankle. Manning had arthroscopic surgery Thursday to relieve some lingering discomfort in the ankle he sprained in the regular-season finale against Washington. The two-time Super Bowl MVP has been rehabbing the ankle for more than three months, but it was still bothering him. Manning expects to be able to run in six weeks.

BUFFALO AND BON JOVI? With the Bills expected to be sold as soon as October, after the death last month of owner Ralph Wilson, rock star Jon Bon Jovi is considered a prime candidate to buy the club, cbssports.com reported. "Jon remains passionate in his pursuit of an NFL franchise," his publicist, Ken Sunshine, told the Toronto Sun.

JAGUARS: Pro Bowl center Alex Mack agreed to a five-year offer sheet for $42 million, nfl.com reported. The past five year Mack has been with the Browns, who have five days to match Jacksonville's offer.

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Armstrong named names in testimony

Lance Armstrong gave sworn testimony last year naming people, including U.S. Postal Team financier Thomas Weisel, he says knew about his performance-enhancing drug use. The testimony was taken in a lawsuit that was settled in 2013. Weisel has denied knowledge of Armstrong's doping.

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SOCCER: Sounders striker Clint Dempsey is the MLS's highest-paid player at almost $6.7 million in guaranteed compensation this season, more money than the player payrolls of 15 of the 19 league clubs, according to the players union.

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